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martinafan
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:01 PM
I am so happy for you! :) :)

What a great week - and a great win in the final against Lindsay - someone she'd never beaten before! :) :)

WOOHOO!

:bounce:

martinafan
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:03 PM
what was most impressive was how strong she was mentally in the final..

I really thought that losing the set points in the first set and losing that set would get to her, and she would fold in the 2nd set.

But NO! She was sooo strong, and even saved a MP in the 2nd set tiebreaker!!!

There were sooo many BP's she saved today. I am so impressed! I hope she continues to play like this now! Her game is so beautiful to watch. I really hope she keeps on improving so I can see her game on TV more! :) :)

Congrats again Patty! :)

Bezz
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:03 PM
EXCELLENT JOB PATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!





(but plz dont take over martina's position as the swiss no.1)

jacs
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:03 PM
Well Done to Patty :)

-- Lindsay TOP Clan

auntie janie
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:04 PM
Congrats Patty! Nice to do it in front of the home crowd! :):):)

Tennisfan-Mtl
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:07 PM
martinafan : You are ABSOLUTELY right :) What was impressive today is how Patty stayed calm during key moments and how she managed to save quite a few break points :)

I'm in Heaven. Period.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:08 PM
congrats Patty :)

i new someone like her would win it when i saw the speed of the courts ........ slower than clay.

with Smashnova beating Chanda on day 1 things looked fishy and it proved very slow in the end.

they made the courts slow for Hingis but Patty was the one who ended up the conquerer.

either way the Swiss ended up with what they wanted

Princess Fiona
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:09 PM
Congrats Patty! What a good win for her, and in front of her local crowd! :D :)

martinafan
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:10 PM
Thanks tennisfan-mtl.....i just wish i could have seen the match!

I was waiting for the old, mentally-unstable patty to appear ;) lol...and get smashed in the 2nd set....but she was so strong! :)

I am so proud of her! :) :)

ANd to do this in front of her home crowd must make her feel soooo good! :) :)

Congrats again Patty!

treufreund
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:15 PM
Eggy I think it's great that they made the courts slow cuz Americans always make the courts fast for their players. Besides Lindsay lost in Moscow and Filderstadt too on faster courts so it just goes to show that upset can occur on any type of surface. But the slower courts are better IMO cuz the rallies are longer and it's not just about the serve anymore. Also having the Swiss crowd there had to have helped Patty. She really played amazing to beat Bovina, Hantuchova and Davenport in three sets!

Happy Guy
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:19 PM
Congratulations, Patty!:):):)
Go on to win Linz!:D

Good luck in the Tour Championships as well!:)

DutchieGirl
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:20 PM
:kiss: Well done Patty! :kiss:

Steff_forever2
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:21 PM
Yes, congrats Patty. :kiss:
I think this time she really outrallied her opponents. And beating Conchi with her own weapons was one point why I expected her to win rhis fi nal. It was the patience not to hit the winner too early.
This will be a mental turbo-booster for her ! Next year's hers. Hopefully ! :D

maya
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:27 PM
Congratulations Patty :)! Now I look forward to watching this match!

evaz
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:33 PM
The match was really thrilling and it was so good to see Patty winning in the end. She fought so hard, saved 11 bp and even one match point. She really deserves this title!

tfannis
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:34 PM
:D GREAT FINAL, GREAT TOURNAMENT....Congrats!!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

caramel
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:35 PM
Lindsay :sad:

Anyways , Patty did a great job! :D

Happy Guy
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:35 PM
inkyfan, I mentioned sour grapes in another thread that some posters do not like Patty to win the title and say sarcastical things to her. I like Patty a lot, I hope you won't misunderstand my post there.

Calliope.
Oct 20th, 2002, 03:45 PM
Congrats Patty, well done! :D :bounce:

Nicoleke
Oct 20th, 2002, 04:18 PM
Whohoo, what a " great " surprise, congratulations to Patty Schnyder :) :D :) :D ;) !!!!!

You' ll be in Los Angeles for the " Masters championships " girl :) :D :) :D ;) !!!!!

anabel
Oct 20th, 2002, 04:25 PM
Congrats !!

Im so happy that 4 Tier I this year were won by players not ranked in the top 10.... it means a lot for the tour i think.

roscoe111
Oct 20th, 2002, 04:50 PM
Yessss!!
Tremendous result for Patty Schnyder.
Hopefully this will inspire her to more consistent success.
Onward and Upward girl.

rated_next
Oct 20th, 2002, 05:06 PM
WOW! Another great win ... first Maggie and now Patty :)

jindrich77
Oct 20th, 2002, 05:15 PM
Congratulations Patty! :bounce:
I'm so happy for you! :D

Smart
Oct 20th, 2002, 05:19 PM
Congratulations Patty. You are a real player and totally deserves your win!! ;)

Lapin
Oct 20th, 2002, 07:31 PM
:eek: Well done Patty! :) I'm very happy for her, so great to win in front of her home crowd! Also, I'm glad she won this title after so many great wins in Charleston earlier in the year and then loosing in the final, so it's nice that she got this one!! :D

cynicole
Oct 20th, 2002, 07:41 PM
*sigh* How wonderful! :)

Patty RULES!

fleemke³
Oct 20th, 2002, 07:46 PM
Good job Patty! Keep up the good work!

vertiklychalengd
Oct 20th, 2002, 10:56 PM
i really didn't think she could pull this one

Elisse
Oct 20th, 2002, 11:38 PM
Congratulations Patty!! :D

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021020/capt.1035134788.switzerland_swisscom_challenge_klo 120.jpg

Greenout
Oct 20th, 2002, 11:57 PM
SUPERB!!

Didn't get to see the match. :(
I think this win is sssoooooooooooo great.
Taking down the younger guns , and an veteran,
plus Lindsay. I hope the commentators will
stop calling her a "clay players", and start giving
her more respect. I know she's in that area
where her play isn't about power, nor her
serves, but she can return with tons of wit, crafty-
skill.

I also want to tell everyone who called Charlston
against Iva Majoli a "freak" road to the final...

"EAT that WTA gold card!!!"

Holden
Oct 21st, 2002, 12:12 AM
GOOOO Patty.....all the way back to the top 10 .... I know you can do it (but get a better looking boyfriend babe)

Task
Oct 21st, 2002, 12:37 AM
Congratulations Patty.

You have had a great year.

Richie77
Oct 21st, 2002, 03:24 AM
Congratulations, Patty! :)

Doris Loeffel
Oct 21st, 2002, 12:52 PM
Herzlichen Glückwünsch Patty!!

Du hast Dir diesen Sieg hart erkämpft!!

Concrats Patty for a great win.

you really had to fight hard and long for it (over 8 hrs in total)

Keep it up and good luck now in LA!!

mom3
Oct 21st, 2002, 01:19 PM
congrats Patty great job :bounce:
you were pretty happy not to face Amé ;)

mauresmofan
Oct 21st, 2002, 07:04 PM
Everyone needs a bit of luck and Patty got hers when Momo withdrew. All said and done she played an amazing tournament and I'm glad momo didn't have to face patty in that type of form. Congrats again on a great tournament.